Monthly Archives: January 2010

Built for Lasting Impact

Pastor Gil and Melba recently attended a three day conference that emphasized the importance of building strong organizations to help improve lives and strengthen communities. The workshops were led by excellent presenters who shared information on the following topics: * … Continue reading

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In His Majesty’s Service

Serving on a team in the Church is important to Kingdom work.  We are all uniquely gifted by God and placed where we can both give and grow.  We can accomplish more together than individually.  For 2010, these are the … Continue reading

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A blind man receives his sight!

“Jesus stopped and ordered the man to be brought to Him. When he came near, Jesus asked him, “What do you want me to do for you?” ” Lord, I want to see,” he replied. Jesus said to him, receive … Continue reading

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Distributing God’s Word

Sam Shoquist with Gideon s International visits with First Church and shares on the mission of their organization which is to carry out the Great Commission in places where churches, denominations and other ministries often cannot go. They have been … Continue reading

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Remember the Gideons?

Walk into any hotel room in the United States, pull open the drawer of the bedside table, and you will very likely find a Bible.  Those of us who have many Bibles just laying around the house, may overlook that … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Life of Melissa Blount

The church will honor the life of Melissa Blount on Monday, January 18 , 2010 at 2pm.  On many occasions, we prayed for Melissa’s health concerns and Gil and Melba served as her Pastors in recent days.  We praise God … Continue reading

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Prayers for Haiti

CNN News reports that “The faithful prayed — for relief, for mercy, for safety — as aftershocks rumbled across Haiti” and we are called to join in their prayers. Witnesses indicate that as the night went on, the singing and … Continue reading

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Spiritual Empowering

“When I think of the wisdom and scope of God’s plan, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father. The Creator of everything in heaven and on earth.  I pray that from His glorious, unlimited resources He will … Continue reading

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The Tangible Kingdom Conference

Pastor Gil attended a two day conference where Hugh Halter taught some church growth principles from his book The  Tangible Kingdom. The challenge for the 21st. century church is to be missional and incarnational by crossing the fence, street, and … Continue reading

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Our Face is on Facebook – Become a Fan!

  Austin First Church of God is now on Facebook.  You’ll find the Facebook link on the “About Us” page of the website, beside the church events calendar.  Click there and anyone can be taken to our page.  If you … Continue reading

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